Cygnus Spaceworks was a manufacturer of small craft, such as shuttles and starfighters, primarily of a military nature. Approximately half of Cygnus' designs were merely modifications and upgrades to previously existing craft.
History[edit | edit source]
Shortly after the end of the Clone Wars, Sienar Fleet Systems lured away the design team that produced the Theta-class shuttle. Cygnus remained closely linked to Sienar after this, producing the Lambda-class T-4a shuttle and several Lambda derivatives under contract and a number of original designs in cooperation.
After years of producing craft for the Galactic Republic, Cygnus quickly became loyal to the Galactic Empire. Cygnus Spaceworks remained loyal to the Empire even after the rise of the New Republic, although many of the shuttles jointly produced by Cygnus Spaceworks and Sienar Fleet Systems fell into the New Republic's hands.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The name of Cygnus Spaceworks apparently originates in the non-canon Book of Imperial Shuttle Plans: Cygnus Spaceworks, published almost a decade before the name was referenced in canon material (in the Star Wars Technical Manual and the computer game TIE Fighter). In Imperial Shuttle Plans, Cygnus Spaceworks was associated with the "Cygnus Star Empire" and a "Cygnus system".
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Galactic Starfighter (Mentioned only)
- Darth Bane: Rule of Two (Mentioned only)
- Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: X-Wing (First appearance)
- (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: X-Wing Tour of Duty: Imperial Pursuit (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: X-Wing Tour of Duty: B-Wing (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Mentioned only) (In Nemesis-class gunship entry on the Databank)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Power of the Jedi
- X-Wing: The Official Strategy Guide
- Star Wars Technical Journal of the Imperial Forces
- The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
- Secrets of the Sisar Run
- Starships of the Galaxy
- Coruscant and the Core Worlds
- The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
- The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Incredible Vehicles
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
- Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Beginner Game
- Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook
- Fly Casual
- Endless Vigil
- Star Wars: X-Wing Second Edition – Galactic Empire Conversion Kit (Card: )
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Investigation Crew Skill mission: "Search the Wreckage"